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Renewed appeals for four unidentified bodies found over nine years

 31st October 2021


Renewed appeals for information were issued by Gardai for four unidentified bodies which were discovered in Ireland over nine years.a man wearing a hat talking on a cell phone: Posting on their official social media account, gardai detailed an incident in which a man presented a letter which stated that he was travelling for essential work. Pic: Shutterstock© Provided by Extra.ie Posting on their official social media account, gardai detailed an incident in which a man presented a letter which stated that he was travelling for essential work. Pic: Shutterstock

The force released details of the discoveries of the bodies, which were made in different locations between 2009 and 2018.

The first discovery happened on a beach at Rosses Point in Sligo on July 16, 2009, when a man’s body was found on the beach.a group of people in uniform: Renewed appeals for information were issued by Gardai for four unidentified bodies which were discovered in Ireland over nine years. Pic: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie© Provided by Extra.ie Renewed appeals for information were issued by Gardai for four unidentified bodies which were discovered in Ireland over nine years. Pic: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Subsequent investigations found that the man had checked into a hotel on June 12 under the false name Peter Bergman and he had been seen on CCTV in the days before his death.

Items found on the rocks near where the body was discovered included: black leather Finn Comfort shoes, size 44, manufactured in 2002 in Germany; dark socks; a black leather C&A jacket; navy C&A chino trousers; a black sleeveless Tommy Hilfiger jumper; a black leather belt, called Key West USA, made in Italy.a clock on the side of a building: The force released details of the discoveries of the bodies, which were made in different locations between 2009 and 2018. Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire© Provided by Extra.ie The force released details of the discoveries of the bodies, which were made in different locations between 2009 and 2018. Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Investigators ruled out foul play in his death and the deceased is buried in an unmarked grave in Sligo Cemetery, he has never been identified.

Investigating Gardai are renewing their appeal to the public for assistance in bringing this case to a conclusion. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sligo Garda Station 071-9157000, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

The other three cases highlighted by Gardai involved the discovery of bodies of three people off the coast of Co Clare.a close up of a sign: The first discovery happened on a beach at Rosses Point in Sligo on July 16, 2009, when a man’s body was found on the beach. Pic: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images© Provided by Extra.ie The first discovery happened on a beach at Rosses Point in Sligo on July 16, 2009, when a man’s body was found on the beach. Pic: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Of these discoveries, the first was a man who was found floating in the water off the Cliffs of Moher on July 30, 2010.

A post-mortem was carried out on the man’s body and foul play was ruled out and a DNA sample was taken from the man, but no identification has been made since.

Clothing recovered on the deceased included; black socks and black Velcro strapped runners. The runners bore the label ‘Indoneisa and Budapest’.a man standing in front of a crowd: Of these discoveries, the first was a man who was found floating in the water off the Cliffs of Moher on July 30, 2010. Pic: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images© Provided by Extra.ie Of these discoveries, the first was a man who was found floating in the water off the Cliffs of Moher on July 30, 2010. Pic: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A Garda spokesperson said: ‘A craniofacial reconstruction was carried out and an image produced by the University of Dundee in Scotland. The image was shown on Crimecall in October, 2014, but the deceased has yet to be identified. His remains were buried on July 30, 2010 at Drumcliff Cemetery, Ennis, Co. Clare.’

The second of the three bodies was a female who was found near Doolin, Co Clare by a member of the Burren sub-aqua unit during a training exercise on August 14, 2016.

Foul play was again ruled out in this case and DNA samples were unable to identify the woman.a bag of luggage: The second of the three bodies was a female who was found near Doolin, Co Clare by a member of the Burren sub-aqua unit during a training exercise on August 14, 2016. Pic: Shutterstock© Provided by Extra.ie The second of the three bodies was a female who was found near Doolin, Co Clare by a member of the Burren sub-aqua unit during a training exercise on August 14, 2016. Pic: Shutterstock

Partial clothing on the body included denim jeans bearing the label Esmara and another item of clothing which was purple in colour bearing a size tag 40/42. A black belt with a woven pattern was also recovered.

A Garda spokesperson said: ‘The deceased has never been identified and was buried on January 3, 2018 at Drumcliffe Cemetery in Ennis, Co Clare.’

The final body in the series of Clare discoveries, was a woman found in the water off the Cliffs of Moher and once more, there were no signs of foul play and DNA evidence did not identify the woman, who the force said was Asian.a blue and white sign: The final body in the series of Clare discoveries, was a woman found in the water off the Cliffs of Moher and once more, there were no signs of foul play and DNA evidence did not identify the woman, who the force said was Asian. Pic: Shutterstock© Provided by Extra.ie The final body in the series of Clare discoveries, was a woman found in the water off the Cliffs of Moher and once more, there were no signs of foul play and DNA evidence did not identify the woman, who the force said was Asian. Pic: Shutterstock

She was described as being ‘approximately 5’ 8’’ in height of slim build and estimated to be aged in her early 50s’.

A spokesperson added: ‘Three items of jewellery were recovered on the body; a gold ring with the words “Caby” on the inside, a gold ring with green stones and a gold bracelet.

‘The deceased was buried on April 2, 2020 at Drumcliffe Cemetery in Ennis. To date she has never been identified.’

Investigating Gardaí are renewing their appeals to the public for assistance in bringing these cases to a conclusion.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kilrush Garda Station 065 9080557, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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